Contrary to popular belief that children are infinite energy machines that never run out of steam and gather momentum until they crash for the night, children also need energy-boosting activities and food to sustain them for the day. Other than sustaining them for the day, the high energy requirement is for their growth and development. This is why you need MILO energy.
Based on a clinical study conducted by Nestlé Research and the University of Nottingham among children 8-12 years old, one serving of MILO containing a minimum of 14 grams of available carbohydrates can provide sustained energy to your children for two hours in the morning.
Simply giving your child energy-boosting food such as bananas, nuts, and eggs might not be enough. Sleeping eight to 10 hours a day and drinking a glass of MILO daily, however, will help keep them energized.
Check out the main ingredients of MILO’s Champion Formula below to see why giving your child a glass of their favorite chocolate drink in the morning will help provide them lasting morning energy.
An important source of protein, milk also gives your child calcium and Vitamin D. These two nutrients are important for their development and can help shield them from diseases. Also, milk promotes growth; it can help increase the height of your child. Experts have credited the increase in height to the growth hormone found in cow’s milk.
Milk is one of the key ingredients of MILO’s Champion Formula, making a glass of MILO in the morning a better alternative to just giving your child milk. Alongside the nutrients of milk, your child will also benefit from the other healthy ingredients of MILO.
A proprietary barley extract that provides a nourishing source of energy for your child, PROTOMALT is further enriched with calcium and protein. Calcium helps in the development of strong bones and teeth for your child and protein boosts the body’s ability to create and repair tissues.
Also, the natural source of PROTOMALT, barley, is rich in fiber and an assortment of vitamins and minerals like Vitamin B1, magnesium, manganese, and selenium. The nutrients found in barley can help protect your child from diseases and improve their digestion.
Containing antioxidants that boost the immune system, cocoa can also be found in your child’s favorite chocolate-malt drink, MILO. Furthermore, these antioxidants help reduce the chances of your child developing diabetes later in life. Furthermore, cocoa contains tryptophan, an essential amino acid that helps stabilize one’s mood and helps us sleep better at night.
Apart from its supercharged ingredients, the MILO Champion Formula also contains other nutrients that further boost a child’s energy levels. These ingredients for energy are Vitamins B2, B3, B6, B12, and Iron.
Vitamin B2 or riboflavin is crucial in maintaining the body’s energy supply. This vitamin helps your child break down the food they eat, absorb the nutrients from food, and maintain the body’s tissues.
Niacin or Vitamin B3 is a very important nutrient–every part of the body needs it. This vitamin acts as an antioxidant that helps the body repair DNA and converts food into energy. Deficiency in this vitamin can result in malnutrition in children and other medical problems such as liver failure in adults.
Another vitamin that strengthens the immune system, Vitamin B6, also aids in the healthy brain development of children. It can also boost normal body function, regulate stress response in adults, and improve the mood of children.
The last of the B-Vitamins in MILO’s Champion Formula, Vitamin B12, is essential for brain development in children and boosting their cognitive function. Deficiency in Vitamin B12 can result in developmental delays in children, low energy, a decrease in appetite, and weakness.
Saving the best for last, Iron helps children by optimizing their energy levels and improving their mental and physical performance. Iron also helps the body deliver oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body. Iron deficiency can result in problems in a child’s growth and development and weaken their immune system.
Raising a champion at home
Ensuring that your child gets a glass of MILO before starting the day can help energize them so they deliver optimal performance at school, and still have energy left for their other interests and hobbies such as sports.
Adding a glass of MILO every day to the winning overall wellness formula of healthy nutrition plus exercise will do wonders for your child’s growth, development, and the realization of their potential as a Champion in life.
Learn about more ways to enjoy MILO. Check out the MILO recipes page.